Juicing Has Benefits, But Eating Fresh Fruits and Veggies Still Better for You

By DANA SPARKS Mayo Clinic News Network Juicing is not any healthier than eating whole fruits and vegetables. Juicing extracts the juice from fresh fruits or vegetables. The resulting liquid contains most of the vitamins, minerals and plant chemicals (phytonutrients) found in the whole fruit. However, whole fruits and vegetables also have healthy fiber, which […]

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What Is Clean Eating?

By KATHERINE ZERATSKY, RD, LD Mayo Clinic News Network   Clean eating is in essence a diet — just a way of eating. But it is also a way of living that lends itself to improving one’s health and well-being. Clean eating involves a few key principles that align with basic principles of healthy eating: […]

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Pancakes for Busy School Mornings

  By DANA SPARKS Mayo Clinic News Network Your mama was right. Breakfast is an important meal. If your kids are running off to school without sitting down for breakfast, stop nagging and start making pancakes. Learn how to make a big batch of Whole-Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes or Banana Oatmeal Pancakes. Freeze individual pancakes, so […]

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Sneaking Whole Grains Into Your Diet

  By DANA SPARKS Mayo Clinic News Network Whole grains are the healthiest kinds of grains. These unrefined grains haven’t had their bran and germ removed by milling. So they have more fiber and nutrients than their refined counterparts. If you haven’t made the switch to whole-grain pastas and breads, you may not be getting […]

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What to Drink to Stay Hydrated

KATHERINE ZERATSKY, RDN, MAYO CLINIC   DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I know I need to stay hydrated while I exercise but what is the best fluid? I’m wondering how much I should drink and if I need to drink special water as someone mentioned alkaline water. Is alkaline water better at rehydrating your body than nonalkaline, or […]

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